Aramaic alphabet

noun

1
: an extinct North Semitic alphabet dating from the ninth century b.c. which was for several centuries the commercial alphabet of southwest Asia and the parent of other alphabets (such as Syriac and Arabic)
2
: the square Hebrew alphabet as distinguished from the early Hebrew alphabet

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aramaic alphabet was in 1835

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“Aramaic alphabet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aramaic%20alphabet. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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